The Assassin’s Creed series has introduced mechanics that completely changed the videogame industry! At the very beginning of the series they truly focused on the stealth that an assassin needs to have in order to assassinate their targets, however, as the franchise moved forward, the videogames saw less of stealth and introduced other mechanics, all amazing in their own way. Here is our list of the top 10 mechanics in the Assassin’s Creed games!
Starting off at number 10 is Leap Of Faith!
I think we can all agree that one of the most iconic aspects of the game (and one that is very lore heavy) is the act of jumping off of a very tall building in the way that only the assassins can do. The leap of faith became an icon of the series since the very beginning and it is still incredibly cool to this day.
At number 9 is Weapon Choices!
The Assassin’s Creed series always had weapon choices however, it was with the later installments (such as Assassin’s Creed Origins and Odyssey) that we truly got to see how far we can go! Axes, swords, daggers, hammers, bows were some of the weapon choices that completely changed the combat style into a more fluid and fast-paced one.
At number 8 is Climbing Anything!
Climbing has been a feature of the Assassin’s Creed series since day one, in fact, that is one of the things that truly make assassin’s so versatile and fun to play with, however, the later games actually took this concept and expanded upon it where, instead of just being able to climb buildings and other surfaces, we can now climb mountains and even statues! It is a fantastic way to explore the world and one that is very appreciated.
At number 7 is Parkour!
This one ties into the climbing mechanic in the game however, it should be considered a standalone one! The way the assassin’s move from surface to surface, making all sorts of cool moves all while making it all seem fluid is a hard task and they do it very well. Assassin’s Creed Unity undoubtedly has one of the best parkour systems in the entire series!
At number 6 is Eagle Vision!
Eagle vision was all well and good in the early games however, it was with Assassin’s Creed Origins that the newest update of this mechanic was introduced, letting the player actually control the pet eagle of the protagonists, scouting the area for enemies, treasures, collectables and targets! It was a very interactive way to do it and one that freshened up the mechanic.
At number 5 is Disarming Enemies!
We don’t really see a lot of this mechanic anymore in the newer titles in the Assassin’s Creed series, however, back in the early days with entries such as Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, this feature was (and still is) quite impressive. Being able to disarm enemies while in battle was a great way to make sure that we would succeed in putting them down and, one that always worked in doing so.
At number 4 is Double Assassination!
Nothing makes us feel like a cool and skilled assassin as walking slowly towards two guards that are patrolling the area side by side and stabbing them in the back at the same time, watching them fall as we keep walking as if nothing had happened. This is the kind of detail that made the Assassin’s Creed games so good and feel so fluid and, honestly, we kind of miss them.
At number 3 is Social Stealth!
It is undeniable that the later games in the series are a lot more fast-paced than previous entries and, with a social stealth mechanic where you’d blend in with a crowd, things could slow down! Even though this might be true, one thing is certain, an assassin must blend with the crowd and this mechanic allowed just that! Whether you decided to blend in with priests or just a crowd all muddled together in the middle of a fish market, it was fantastic to see the enemies patrolling the area completely oblivious of your presence, making the assassinations of your targets a lot easier to deal with!
At number 2 is Naval Battles!
This was a mechanic that was first implemented with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and one that truly made that entry in the series shine! No longer were assassin’s confined to land, now, they could actually explore the seas and battleships along the way and that was enough for that mechanic to become a fan favourite!
Finally, at number 1 is the Hidden Blade assassinations!
This is the single item that made Assassin’s Creed what it is today! If it wasn’t for the hidden blade, a lot of assassinations in the games wouldn’t have happened and, it is truly the icon of the game and the tool of the assassins! The hidden blade instantly became a trademark of the Assassin’s Creed series and for very good reason! As the name suggests, it is a blade that is hidden, right on the assassin’s forearm that, extends when they need to perform an assassination, however, there is also a lot of lore surrounding it as well, which is quite incredible so, for that reason, it had to be on the number one spot of our list!
This series was truly one that changed the industry and that, very quickly, became a name worthy of being at the pedestal of videogame series.
We hope you enjoyed our list of the top 10 mechanics in the Assassin’s Creed games! Let us know down in the comments section below what are some of your favourite mechanics in the games and if they are still present in the newer titles and, if not, why would you want them back? We would love to hear from you!
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